War and Peace

War and Peace

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A new one-volume edition of Tolstoy's classic historical chronicle of Russia's struggle with Napoleon. The novel is an affirmation of life itself, focusing on the lives of individuals and the physical reality of human experience and its bewildering complexity. It is a historical vision ranging beyond national frontiers. This translation was approved by Tolstoy. This edition also includes Tolstoy's essay "Some Words About 'War and Peace'"show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 1345 pages
  • 116.84 x 182.88 x 48.26mm | 566.99g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Russian
  • 5 maps, bibliography
  • 0192827804
  • 9780192827807

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For many, this is the highest point to which the novel could aspire. An epic novel about the Napoleonic invasion and the intertwining lives of three aristocratic families, it is certainly a high point in 'historical' fiction. It deals with a period outside of its author's experience. Here are Tolstoy's vaulting ambition and lunerring humanity in all their glory. (Kirkus UK)show more

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